Halton Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information on an organized crime duo armed with a blowtorch who have been stealing money from ATMs.
The two men, who hit Hamilton twice, have stolen more than $700,000, Halton police said.
Two men have been linked to more than 50 break and enter incidents in Halton, Niagara, Hamilton, Waterloo, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City since July 15, 2011.
The two men use a crowbar to enter a building and a blowtorch to open an ATM machine,
Police say the men frequently target ATM machines in bingo halls, flea markets arenas and stores.
In Hamilton, robberies took place in 2011 at the PetroCanada at 15 Windermere Rd. at Burlington Street and Parkdale Avenue, and the Red Hill Creek Centre, housing Ontario Works and Service Ontario offices, at 2255 Barton St. E., said Detective Bob Lester.
Police used video surveillance to link the two incidences in Hamilton to the duo.
Lester said police will not release the amount stolen from these two cases.
Both men are described as white. One male has a stocky build, is about 6'0'' and 225 pounds. The other has a slim build, is about 5'10'' and 180 pounds.